Girls adopted by Karen and Richard Thorne
Adoptive parents were found guilty of abusing 2 Russian children they adopted in Voronezh, Russia, on the plane ride on the way home from Moscow. The girls were returned to live with Karen and Richard Thorne of Phoenix. The Queens Family Court Judge ordered that the Thornes would be subject to unannounced visits by Arizona Child Welfare authorities and undergo psychological evaluation as a condition of regaining custody.
Placement type: Adoption
Institution: Voronezh Regional Baby Home
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Organizations: Hand in Hand International Adoptions
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